Tous les articles par Marie Lucie Bougon

Appel : Old and New Science Fiction Imaginaries in English-Speaking Cinema and TelevisionAppel

2-4 Septembre 2024, Milan (Italie)
Date limite de soumission : 3 mai 2024
SERCIA – Société pour l’Enseignement et la Recherche du CInéma Anglophone

Keynote speakers: Naomi Mandel (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Pawel Frelik (University of  Warsaw) 

In an interview about the end of the last millennium, James Ballard argued that Science Fiction (SF) had created  the greatest popular literature of the 20th century. The imagery that we saw in the cinema, television,  advertising and other media was the most powerful imagery produced in the last hundred years. By the end of  the century, the genre had done its job and it was dead. This hypothetical death has aroused a widespread  interest in the many ways in which it generated a collective social imaginary through popular images and stories  that, in Ballard’s words again, had “created the psychology of the last decades of the 20th century.” This debate  positioned the genre at the centre of academic discussions. The result was that SF, previously seen as a minor genre, became an important lens to understand not only the 20th century but the new millennium as well. Throughout the 20th century, SF territorialised the future  and, by extension, familiarised people with a large number of technologies and phenomena that have now  become standard in our current mediascape and social context. In other words, by territorialising the future,  the genre had built the present. 

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Appel : Multiverse Convention

18 octobre 2024, Peachtree City (Etats-Unis)
Date limite de soumission : 30 juin 2025

Multiverse Convention was formed from our belief that great stories don’t only come from the books and  comics we love to read. Each fan is their own universe as well, with their own unique story to tell. Added  together, these infinite stories create the Multiverse of modern fandom. 

This Multiverse also informs the creation of works of speculative fiction, a body of work encompassing every  imaginable academic field. In this light, we seek to create a multidisciplinary academic program that will  showcase the innumerable ways speculative fiction is inspired by various branches of academia. 

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Call for papers : True Stories? Murder, Memory, and Domestic Media

University of Southern Queensland
Date limite de soumission : 8 avril 2024

True crime has always been popular, and with the growing accessibility of alternative forms of on-demand  media, including streaming services and podcasts, the popularity of the genre has only grown, strengthened by  its appeal to the armchair detective and often the invitation to participate in the solution of the crime itself. As  Larke-Walsh (2023) observes, the viewer’s compulsion to close the case—or to contest it—testifies to the text’s  ‘potential for positive social impact’. Alternatively, Milliken and Anderson argue (2021) that the use of fictional  devices in true crime drama raises ethical questions about the exploitation of personal tragedy for public  consumption, with true crime often accused of sensationalist reporting, moralising missions, and victim  exploitation rather than advocacy.

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Appel : Fantastic Climates

“Fantastic Climates”, Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in the Fantastic

Kassel (Allemagne)
5-7 Septembre 2024
Date limite de soumission : 31 mars 2024

“Be worried. Be very worried” read the headline of a 2006 special edition of Time Magazine, referring to the ongoing environmental crisis: melting ice caps and rising sea levels, droughts, pandemics, mass extinctions, and global climate migration – a list that is far from exhaustive. Every year, not only scientists and climate activists but also recurring extreme weather events and environmental catastrophes remind us of the potentially apocalyptic consequences of our mindless exploitation of non-renewable resources and destructive influence on planetary ecosystems. As the greatest existential threat of our time, anthropogenic climate change has been a part of sociopolitical discourse for decades. Yet social awareness has not resulted in sufficient societal or political consequences necessary to change those lifestyle habits which have so far rendered us incapable of responding to the problem.

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Appel : Séminaire & ouvrage dédié à La Tour de Garde

Université Rennes 2
Éditions Aux Forges de Vulcain

27 juin 2024

Date limite de soumission (abstracts) : 15 juin 2024

La Tour de Garde, ambitieux projet porté par Les Forges de Vulcain ces dernières années dans le domaine des littératures de l’imaginaire, offre un récit global s’étalant sur six tomes qui composent deux trilogies intimement entrelacées. Ces deux trilogies ont l’originalité d’être portées par deux plumes distinctes, celle de Claire Duvivier et celle de Guillaume Chamanadjian. Marquant les esprits par la force de ses récits, par la puissance des mythes proposés, La Tour de Garde s’est imposée comme un cycle majeur des littératures de l’imaginaire francophones qui mérite une étude approfondie, d’autant plus que le rythme de parution rapide a permis de garder les lecteurs au contact de l’œuvre. La Tour de garde propose un voyage initiatique et historique autant que géographique, dans un monde médiévalisant écartelé entre deux cités jumelles, aussi proches que rivales, se toisant l’une l’autre au fil des pages.

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Séminaire LPCM – séance 9, jeudi 4 avril 2024, 16H-18H30 : Penser le rap (Université Paris Cité / en ligne)

Le séminaire de recherche mensuel de la LPCM, “Dans l’atelier des chercheur·se·s en littératures populaires et culture médiatique”, vise à favoriser les rencontres et les échanges entre les chercheur·se·s qui se spécialisent dans l’analyse des cultures populaires et médiatiques, quel que soit leur ancrage disciplinaire (littérature, sciences de l’information et de la communication, sociologie, histoire, économie, musicologie, humanités numériques…) et leur objet d’étude (littérature, bande dessinée, littérature jeunesse, cinéma, séries télévisées, productions transmédiatiques, musique, jeux vidéo, jeux, figurines, images…).

Séance 8 – Jeudi 4 avril 2024, 16h-18h30 : Penser le rap

Présentation de la séance : Quelles approches méthodologiques permettent de penser le rap comme un objet d’étude dans le cadre d’une thèse ? Quels sont les enjeux soulevés par ce genre musical ? les trois participants, qui préparent des thèses sur le rap depuis des méthodologies variées, présenteront leurs travaux en cours. 

Lieu : Université Paris Cité, Campus des Grands Moulins, 5 rue Thomas Mann, 75013 Paris. Salle 578F (Halle aux farines).

À distance :  en ligne sur Zoom

Lien de connexion : pour obtenir le lien de la réunion et suivre à distance cet événement, merci de bien vouloir écrire à l’équipe organisatrice via l’adresse mail de contact : atelierlpcm@protonmail.com

Interventions

  • Léonard Rembert (Montpellier 3) : « Textuellement parlant » : enjeux et limites d’une approche poétique du rap français
  • Juliette Hubert (Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France) : Proportion et rôle de la rupture dans le flow de la trap francophone actuelle
  • Hector Jenni (Sorbonne Nouvelle) : Auto(socio)biographie, autoethnographie, autofiction : politique du récit de soi chez Booba

Répondante : Virginie Brinker (Université de Bourgogne)

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Call for papers : Small Screen Food: American Identity Through a Culinary Televisual Lens

Proposals (500 words): March 15, 2024
Completed Chapters (7,000 words): August 15, 2024

Salman Rushdie characterized the serial television show “as the novelistic medium of the 21st century,” signifying its emerging importance and elevating its status to a realm traditionally occupied by novels. This shift, propelled by technological advancements and new patterns in media consumption like streaming and binge-watching, highlights televisions’ artistic and cultural importance. Rushdie’s view acknowledges television series as valuable cultural artifacts of considerable artistic depth and cultural weight.

Small Screen Food invites scholars in a variety of fields to contribute to an interdisciplinary volume of essays examining the art of serial television. In Television Studies, scholars engage in a nuanced examination of television as a unique cultural medium. This field goes beyond mere content analysis, employing diverse methodologies to probe television’s influence on societal narratives, cultural norms, and individual identities. Scholars in television studies explore television’s reflection and influence on cultural and social values, considering its role in shaping public consciousness and serving as a platform for ideological discourse. Within this scope, the portrayal of food on small screen reveals myriad ways culinary representations in television series both mirror and shape cultural identities and social dynamics. Rushdie’s comparison of TV series to novels opens pathways for Literary Studies to use the analytical tools and theories of the field to interrogate the genre as long form fiction, giving attention to narrative strategies and structures. This volume also intersects intentionally with the field of food studies, a discipline that delves into the complex interplay between food, culture, and identity. This field of scholarly inquiry examines how food practices and preferences transcend mere sustenance, serving as carriers of cultural heritage, expressions of social status, ethical beliefs, and personal values/ideological commitments. Investigating these aspects, food studies scholars investigate food as a potent symbol of both personal identity formation and cultural expression.

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Appel : The Technological Superhero (The Superhero Project: 8th Global Meeting)

Du 13 au 15 septembre 2024 (Eastbourne, Royaume-Uni)

Clôture des soumissions : 11 mars 2024

“Where does he get those wonderful toys…?” – Batman (1989) 

Technology has been a constant presence in the Superhero genre, starting from the very first panel of  Superman’s debut in Action Comics #1 (1938) which depicted the space rocket transporting the infant Kal-El  from the dying planet Krypton to Earth. The following year, Marvel Comics #1 introduced The Human Torch  – an android who could surround themselves by flames – initially a monstrosity of technological otherness, but  quickly becoming a hero with a society-benefitting mission. 

In the decades since, technology has suffused the genre, from the many science fictional oddities of the Silver  Age (1956-70), to informing the origins of disparate characters such as The Flash, Iron Man, Ant-Man, Cyborg,  Blue Beetle, Vision and Black Panther. More recently, technology has been utilised as a means of infusing the  genre with a degree of realism and aligning the superhero with our contemporary world of rapid technological  progress.

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Call for book chapters: Class Conflict in 21st Century Science Fiction Film

Under Strong Interest by McFarland’s “Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy” series

Clôture des soumissions (abstracts) :  30 juin 2024

Sous la direction de Cenk Tan & Mikail Boz

Science fiction cinema is about a new idea or novum (Suvin) and the impact of technology on our lives, and although it often looks into the future, it is also about the present, reflecting the problems of our time (Schlobin). These visions and phantasmas and their realism bring science fiction into intense interaction with other genres, from comedy to horror, from fantasy to thriller. As in every major genre, science fiction has a great power in visualizing social structure (Cornea). The forms of interaction between people, or between people and other things, are also of a social nature, and class relations are in one way or another at the center of every situation in which science fiction depicts possibilities (Roberts).

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Appel à communications : Space and Time in Literature and Arts 

Du 14 au 16 juin 2024, Université de Bucarest (Roumanie)

Clôture de l’appel : 01 avril 2024

The subject matter of inexhaustible debates and, most importantly, disputes between philosophers and scholars  from diverse backgrounds, space and time have been perceived, despite their infinite or limited dimension, as  inextricably connected categories underlying the existence of matter and various processes unfolding in the  universe, on the one hand, and the human existence in all its aspects, on the other. Whether normatively or  symbolically represented by disciplines such as physics and mathematics or employed as (visual) narrative  modes by literature and the arts, space and time have been scrutinized not only as conventional abstractions,  but also as concepts that can be expanded or reconfigured. From Einstein’s theory of relativity, which stands  solid proof of the latter perspective, to Paul Ricoeur’s view of the narrative set in a temporal frame, it has  become evident today that both categories can no longer be interpreted separately, a perspective also endorsed  by Mikhail Bakhtin’s “chronotope”, a concept referring to both spatial and temporal relationships that are  expressed in literature. 

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